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WSOP Europe: Sotiropolous Wins A Third Bracelet For Greece

Tags: Georgios Sotiropolous, Greece, WSOP Europe.
Posted on 19 October 2015 by "T".

Picture: WSOP.comIt's been a great week for Greek poker players at the World Series of Poker Europe in Berlin. Greece didn't have a single WSOP bracelet winner in history before the cards were in the air at the Spielbank Casino in Berlin. Now, all of a sudden, they have three!

On Sunday, Georgios Sotiropolous became the latest player to win a title for Greece after besting 545 other players in Event #8: Turbo No-Limit Hold'em w/Re-Entry for €112,133. Sotiropolous, who cashed 5 times at the 2015 WSOP, now has over $1.6 million in live tournament earnings! He joins countrymen Makarios Avramidis and Pavlos Xantholopolous as the only WSOP bracelet winners from Greece.

"It feels good," Sotiropolous said of his victory. "It feels amazing. Winning a bracelet...it's one of my dreams."

"The Greeks are very good players. That's it. We play good poker," Sotiropolous responded when asked about his country's success in Berlin.

Final table results:

1 - Georgios Sotiropolous - €112,133
2 - Paul Tedeschi - €69,361
3 - Benjamin Zamani - €50,719
4 - Andre Lommel - €37,636
5 - Rafal Tomczak - €28,318
6 - John Racener - €21,600
7 - Brian Hastings - €16,703
8 - Byron Kaverman - €13,094
9 - Asher Conniff- €10,402

source: wsop.com

 


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4 comments for "WSOP Europe: Sotiropolous Wins A Third Bracelet For Greece"

 bowie198419/10/2015 11:22:25 GMT
Sotiropolous, Tedeschi, Zamani, Lommel, Tomczak, Racener - sounds like awesome mobster names. I mean like in a real maffia or something like that. Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes now anyway.
 klash2320/10/2015 15:08:27 GMT
I don't know much about the Greek guy but he is obviously a pretty good player to have won this tournament,not easy to win a WSOP bracelet and definitely not with Racener,Hastings and Kaverman at the table as well.
 Calmplay20/10/2015 15:59:31 GMT
Very very good news for the Greek economy that some nice cash has been splashed in now hope they keep winning more and more...
 pochui21/10/2015 07:06:15 GMT
huge congratulations for Georgios Sotiropolous, back here in lithuania the streets are filled with semi naked women yelling we love Georgios Sotiropolous, we want to have babies from Georgios Sotiropolous and so on. definitely Georgios Sotiropolous has become a folk hero in lithuania and we wish hi best of luck in the future tournaments.

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